Category Archives: Daily Hand Hay Making Blog

More Hay Making with Racks

Right- windrows mown in the morning, Centre- Phil spreading hay mown the day before, Left-Hay racks Since our last Introductory Scythe Course on 18th August we have been hay making again, although in a different fashion to earlier in the … Continue reading

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Using Racks Part 4 – taking the racks down

Last Monday, after two days of dry weather I took down some of the hay racks that we built at the end of July. It was the first chance to compare how the racks with and without canvas “hats” have … Continue reading

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Using Racks Part 3 – building a rack

As promised, here is a guide to how we stack our hay racks! Racks are used to save hay from bad weather when is not yet dry enough to bring into a barn. The design of the rack allows the … Continue reading

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Using Racks Part 2

Racks in Cae Mari Jones, some with canvas “hats” tied on Yesterday we finished putting the drier grass cut on the mowing day up onto racks, making 12 in the field in all. Today, I added some canvas “hats” to … Continue reading

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Using Hay Racks

Building hay racks yesterday evening The weather is definitely on the turn now and we are drawing towards the end of this session of hay making. But there is still plenty of work to do to save as much as … Continue reading

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Cae Mari Jones

Deciding if the hay mowed on the course on Wednesday is ready to cart This morning we spread the “mini-windrows” from yesterday to ensure there were no green bits tucked in the middle. By this evening, it was ready to … Continue reading

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Working with Rows

“Mini-windrows” on Cae Mari Jones The hay from the Top Field is all in the barn and we are now working on Cae Mari Jones. The weather is still set fair, and we have been using a a different technique … Continue reading

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